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UK official wants police access to WhatsApp messages

A senior U.K. official is asking that law enforcement be given access to encrypted messages on WhatsApp and similar services, a demand that is likely to fuel a debate over whether companies should create backdoors into their...

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Great plan, Twitter: ‘Let’s resurrect an old outdated app and make people pay for it’

This is not going to work. TweetDeck is kind of dead.

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Twitter considers enhanced version of TweetDeck for professionals

Twitter has started surveying users to check their interest in an enhanced version of its TweetDeck product, raising the possibility that the company is considering a paid version of the service.

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Senate votes to kill FCC's broadband privacy rules

The U.S. Senate has voted to kill broadband provider privacy regulations prohibiting them from selling customers' web-browsing histories and other data without permission.

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LastPass fixes serious password leak flaws

Developers of the popular LastPass password manager rushed to push out a fix to solve a serious vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to steal users' passwords or execute malicious code on their computers.

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Wal-Mart launches emerging tech incubator

Wal-Mart Stores is creating what it's calling a technology incubator in Silicon Valley that's focused on technologies that will change how people shop.

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LinkedIn's Trending Storylines aims to broaden users' news horizons

LinkedIn wants to be its users’ professional news feed, and the company just launched a new feature aimed at providing them with a broad set of perspectives on relevant business news.

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Password-stealing flaws in LastPass Chrome and Firefox extensions

Critical vulnerabilities in the Chrome extension and Firefox add-on for LastPass could be exploited to steal passwords and remotely execute code.

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How much data can a fiber carry? Facebook and Nokia are pushing it

Facebook and Nokia have found a way to push a lot more data through a submarine cable across the Atlantic, which could help the social network keep up with the growth of video and virtual reality.

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3D web content could get a lift from DirectX, Apple's Metal and Vulkan

One of the big problems in gaming is incompatibility. A game written for Windows and DirectX won't work on Macs or Android devices. Vulkan games work on Android, but not on Apple devices, which has its own Metal API.

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Flaws in Moodle CMS put thousands of e-learning websites at risk

Organizations that use the popular Moodle learning management system should deploy the latest patches as soon as possible because they fix vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to take over web servers.

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Mozilla beats rivals, patches Firefox's Pwn2Own bug

Mozilla has already patched a Firefox vulnerability revealed during Pwn2Own, the first vendor to fix a flaw disclosed at the hacking contest.

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Private photos of more celebrities leaked in Fappening 2.0

Photos and videos of more and more celebrities leak in the latest round The Fappening 2.0.

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How Google research can make the internet faster

Although websites have to implement Google's new research for the effect to take place.

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Lose yourself in the Infinity Room, a mixed-media art project at SXSW

This piece by artist Refik Anadol takes it to infinity.

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Minn. police seek data on who Googled a victim's name

Local police in Minnesota are trying to solve a bank fraud scheme by demanding Google give up data on people who looked up key search terms that may be related to crime.

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4 simple steps to keep web-based email secure

A few simple steps, including the use of multi-factor or two-step verification, can help keep your web-based email secure from prying eyes.

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